God bless you Arod, but the hero in tonight’s Yankees win was Marcus Thames.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees seemed doomed to lose after being up 5-0 after the 1st inning.
After Brett Gardner, who once again hit a single under pressure, was on base when Arod came up to the plate.
Arod tied the game with a two-run homer, and Thames won the game with a blast to left field with a final outcome of 9-7.
All these hits were off Red Sox closer Johnathan Papelbon, who is not a favorite anywhere. Paps, with his blow fish face, drives me crazy but it is rare that he gives up a save. It makes it more enjoyable to run circles around Paps for the win.
Phil Hughes struggled tonight but left with the lead 6-5, in the sixth inning. His command was not as hazardous and he overused the cut-fastball again. Both Red Sox homers came off that exact pitch.
Javier Vazquez was impressive in relief. He also gets a well-deserved win. After Vazquez had such a strong start in Detroit that wound up in a loss, Vazquez has got to feel happy about what he did against strong Red Sox hitters, like Kevin Youkilis. Continue reading ‘Yankees Win In Perfect Thames’ »